International Seminar on Open Access for Developing Countries - Salvador, Bahia - Brazil

    Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information
    Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization

    Salvador, Bahia - Brasil - September 21-22, 2005


    Barbara Cohen

    Senior Editor, PLoS Medicine, Public Library of Science  - United States
    Barbara Cohen received a PhD in genetics from Munich University under Herbert Jaeckle in 1993. Her thesis project, carried out at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, examined limb development in Drosophila.
    She was an EMBO postdoctoral fellow with Thomas Graf at the European
    Molecular Biology Laboratory before joining the editorial staff of
    Nature in London in 1994. At Nature, she was responsible for peer review
    and publication of manuscripts in developmental biology, cancer,
    genetics, and plant science. In 1997, Barbara moved to New York and
    became editor of Nature Genetics. After three years at the helm of that
    journal, she moved to the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, an
    international not-for-profit organization that conducts basic and
    clinical cancer research, to head the office of communication. Missing
    the world of science publishing, Barbara moved in 2001 to the Journal of
    Clinical Inve stigation, where s he was the ex ecutive editor. In 2003,
    Barbara joined the Public Library of Science. She initially worked on
    PLoS Biology, the first PLoS journal launched. Having developed a strong
    interest in medical research over the years, Barbara spearheaded the
    development of PLoS Medicine and is now one of four senior editors
    working on that journal.